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359237000 - OPTICAL MODULATOR

359238000 - Light wave temporal modulation (e.g., frequency, amplitude, etc.)

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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
359265000 Electrochromic 354
359246000 Modulation of polarized light via modulating input signal 59
359279000 Phase modulation 50
359263000 By reflection 25
359276000 Amplitude modulation 23
359259000 Plural modulation cells 16
359260000 Etalon structure 9
359278000 Frequency modulation 8
359264000 Pulse modulation 1
20110075242OPTICAL SIGNAL GENERATION WITH D/A CONVERTERS AND OPTICAL CLOCK PULSE STREAM - An apparatus includes an optical train pulse generator for generating continuous optical pulses each having a narrow width; a clock source having a high frequency for triggering the generator and operable as a sampling clock; a digital-to-analog converter DAC for converting an input signal from a digital signal processor, the DAC responsive to the sampling clock; a data modulator responsive to an amplified output from the DAC to modulate the continuous optical pulses from the train pulse generator; and a filter for removing higher frequency harmonics from the modulated continuous optical pulses out of the data modulator.03-31-2011
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20100149616OPTICAL MODULATION DEVICE - A semiconductor optical modulation device includes a semiconductor optical modulator, wires, an output side line, an input side line and a resistor. The semiconductor optical modulator is an electroabsorption optical modulator. One of the wires is connected between an electrode of the semiconductor optical modulator and the input side line. The other of the wires is connected between the electrode of the semiconductor optical modulator and the output side line. The resistor is connected in series with the output side line. Impedance of the output side line and impedance of the resistor are different from each other.06-17-2010
20090116095STRESS-INDUCED BANDGAP-SHIFTED SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOELECTROLYTIC/PHOTOCATALYTIC/PHOTOVOLTAIC SURFACE AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME - Titania is a semiconductor and photocatalyst that is also chemically inert. With its bandgap of 3.0, to activate the photocatalytic property of titania requires light of about 390 nm wavelength, which is in the ultra-violet, where sunlight is very low in intensity. A method and devices are disclosed wherein stress is induced and managed in a thin film of titania in order to shift and lower the bandgap energy into the longer wavelengths that are more abundant in sunlight. Applications of this stress-induced bandgap-shifted titania photocatalytic surface include photoelectrolysis for production of hydrogen gas from water, photovoltaics for production of electricity, and photocatalysis for detoxification and disinfection.05-07-2009
20130077149SIGNAL SHAPING CIRCUIT AND LIGHT TRANSMITTING DEVICE - A signal shaping circuit includes an operational circuit that provides weights to a first signal input to a first input element and a second signal input to a second input element, adds or subtracts the second signal to or from the first signal, and outputs a signal obtained by adding or subtracting the second signal to or from the first signal; a divider that divides the signal output from the operational circuit into signals, causes one of the divided signal to be input to the second input element, and outputs the other of the divided signal; a delay element that delays the signal output from the operational circuit and to be input to the divider or the signal output from the divider and to be input to the second input element; and an adjuster that adjusts at least one of the weights provided to the first and second signals.03-28-2013
20130083387Process for Encapsulating an Electro-Optical Device - A process for protecting the external face of an electro-optical device, the external face comprising at least one optical film adhesively bonded to a transparent substrate and set back therefrom, comprises encapsulating the optical element between the substrate and a transparent cover that is substantially the same size as the substrate. The process comprises adhesive bonding of the cover, the adhesive bonding being achieved by depositing uncured adhesive in two steps, namely a first step that is used first to take up the step difference between the substrate and the optical element, and a second step that is used to adhesively bond the protective cover. Smaller respective thicknesses of adhesive shrink in each step and thus, in the end, the total shrinkage is limited and the quality of the product is improved.04-04-2013
20130027762CIRCUIT BOARD AND OPTICAL MODULATOR - A printed circuit board (PCB) has a connection ground pattern and a wiring ground pattern. The connection ground pattern is a pattern for soldered connection formed on a first wiring layer. The wiring ground pattern is formed to be spaced from the connection ground pattern on the first wiring layer. The connection ground pattern and the wiring ground pattern are electrically coupled via a second wiring layer. When the wiring ground pattern is covered with an insulating layer, such as a solder resist, even if the position of an end of the insulating layer varies among wiring ground patterns, an influence on an exposed area of the connection ground pattern is eliminated.01-31-2013
20120218618THIN-FILM COATINGS, ELECTRO-OPTIC ELEMENTS AND ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING THESE ELEMENTS - Electro-optic elements are becoming commonplace in a number of vehicular and architectural applications. Various electro-optic element configurations provide variable transmittance and or variable reflectance for windows and mirrors. The present invention relates to various thin-film coatings, electro-optic elements and assemblies incorporating these elements.08-30-2012
20090091815THREE-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY DEVICE - A three-dimensional display device including a display panel and a modulatable electrowetting grating is provided. The display panel has a plurality of pixels. The modulatable electrowetting grating is disposed on the display panel, and has a plurality of electrowetting light valves corresponding to the pixels.04-09-2009
20120224245POLYMERISABLE LC MATERIAL AND POLYMER FILM WITH NEGATIVE OPTICAL DISPERSION - The invention relates to a polymerisable LC material with negative optical dispersion, a polymer film with negative optical dispersion obtainable from such a material, and the use of the polymerisable LC material and polymer film in optical, electrooptical, electronic, semiconducting or luminescent components or devices.09-06-2012
20120229881PIEZOCHROMIC DEVICE - The current invention relates to a piezochromic device wherein said device exhibits a reversible change in appearance initialed by an external applied force and then reverts back to its original appearance over a set relaxation time when the external force is removed. In one embodiment, a device comprising a transparent or semi-transparent cover layer and a magnetic layer, wherein between the cover layer and the magnetic layer is a liquid medium containing magnetically alignable pigments.09-13-2012
20110032596COMPONENTS AND TESTING METHODS FOR USE IN THE PRODUCTION OF ELECTRO-OPTIC DISPLAYS - A laminate comprising a solid electro-optic medium and an electrically conductive layer is tested by passing it over a pair of electrodes at different potentials, with the electrically conductive layer lying on the opposed side of the electro-optic medium from the electrodes. An article which can be tested by this method, and which is useful in the manufacture of electro-optic displays, comprises a layer of a solid electro-optic medium and a release sheet comprising an electrically conductive layer.02-10-2011
20090103161DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE - A display with a photovoltaic (PV) cells integrated as the front side and/or back side of the display is disclosed. Ambient light may reach a PV cell situated behind a display through fully or partially transmissive features within the display. Display-generated light may also reach a PV cell behind a display. A transmissive PV material situated in front of a display may collect both ambient light as well as display-generated light.04-23-2009
20090073536High performance chirped electrode design for large area optoelectronic devices - An electro-optic device with a doped semiconductor base and a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor base, each pixel including: a multiple quantum well formed on the semiconductor base, an oppositely doped semiconductor layer on the multiple quantum well, and a top electrode on the semiconductor layer, the top electrode shaped to produce an approximately uniform lateral resistance in the pixel. An embodiment is a large area modulator for modulating retro-reflector systems, which typically use large area surface-normal modulators with large lateral current flow. Uniform resistance to each part of the modulator decreases location dependence of frequency response. A chirped grid electrode balances semiconductor sheet resistance and metal line resistance components of the series resistance.03-19-2009
20090296189Designing the Host of Nano-Structured Optoelectronic Devices to Improve Performance - A nanostructured optoelectronic device is provided which comprises a nanostructured material and a host material intermingled with the nanostructured material. The host material may have a higher index of refraction than the nanostructured material. The host material's index of refraction may be chosen to maximize the effective active area of the device. In an alternative embodiment, the host material comprises scattering centers or absorption/luminescence centers which absorb light and reemit the light at a different energy or both.12-03-2009
20110170160OPTICAL IMAGE SHUTTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME - An optical image shutter having a transparent electro-optical crystal formed on a transparent amorphous substrate and a method of manufacturing the optical image shutter. The light image shutter is created by forming a buffer layer using a material having a similar crystalline structure to an electro-optical crystal, on a transparent amorphous substrate such as glass, and forming an electro-optical thin film layer such as the electro-optical crystal on the buffer layer.07-14-2011
20100060970ELECTRO-OPTIC SILICON MODULATOR - In a general aspect, a device includes a substrate, a light transmission formed on a top surface of the substrate, a first contact, and a second contact. The light transmission structure includes a first doped region; a second doped region doped oppositely to the first region; a lateral junction between a part of the first doped region and a part of the second doped region, the lateral junction oriented substantially perpendicular to the top surface of the substrate; and a vertical junction between a part of the first doped region and a part of the second doped region, the vertical junction oriented substantially parallel to the top surface of the substrate. The first contact is in electrical contact with the first region and the second contact is in electrical contact with the second region.03-11-2010
20090296188Energy-Efficient Optoelectronic Smart Window - In an aspect, described herein is a dynamically controllable optoelectronic smart window which utilizes a diffraction grating for selective transmission or rejection of a specific region of the electromagnetic spectrum, for example the infrared, near-infrared and/or visible regions. Window embodiments described herein may further utilize a selectively controlled and/or patterned total internal reflection layer to assist with the selective rejection of a specific spectral region while allowing for transmission of another specific spectral region. In another aspect, the present invention provides methods for dynamically controlling the transmission or rejection of solar near-infrared and/or visible radiation.12-03-2009
20080239449ELECTRODE AND INTERCONNECT MATERIALS FOR MEMS DEVICES - A microelectromechanical (MEMS) device is presented which comprises a metallized semiconductor. The metallized semiconductor can be used for conductor applications because of its low resistivity, and for transistor applications because of its semiconductor properties. In addition, the metallized semiconductor can be tuned to have optical properties which allow it to be useful for optical MEMS devices.10-02-2008
20080231933OPTICAL MODULATOR - A driving circuit and Mach-Zehnder EAM optical modulator exhibiting negligible chirp that generates a PSK signal when driven by a single drive signal. Two such Mach-Zehnder EAM optical modulators and drive circuits may be configured in parallel, thereby generating DQPSK signals with only two drive signals, one for each individual Mach-Zehnder EAM modulator.09-25-2008
20080278791Display System With Variable Diffuser - A display system comprises a display device (DD) with a display screen (DS) for displaying an image. A diffuser (DI) is arranged in front of the display device (DD). A controller (CO) controls at least a portion of the diffuser (DI) to be in a transparent state wherein the display screen (DS) is visible or in an opaque state for hiding the display screen (DS). The controller (CO) also controls an illumination system (IS) to illuminate at least the portion of the diffuser (DI) when in the opaque state.11-13-2008
20080273236Optical Modulator - An electroabsorption modulator comprises an absorption layer (11-06-2008
20080285110Optical module and method of manufacturing the same - An optical module includes a first silicon substrate having a first groove at its surface, a second silicon substrate having a second groove at its surface, a Laser device formed on the first silicon substrate, an optical modulator formed on the second silicon substrate, a substrate on which the first and the second silicon substrates are mounted wherein an optical axis of the Laser device is matched up with an optical axis of the optical modulator, a first lens transforming an divergent light emitted from the first optical device into a parallel light, disposed in the first groove, and a second lens converging the parallel light to the second optical device, disposed in the first groove.11-20-2008
20090190198Film filter and flat panel display having the same - The present embodiments relate to a film filter and a flat panel display having the same capable of improving visibility and bright room contrast ratio. The film filter of the present embodiments comprises: first and second electrode layers disposed to be opposed to each other; a support layer having a hole and disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer; and a blind member disposed on the hole and of which transmittance is changed depending on electric field applied from the external.07-30-2009
20090190199ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND DRIVING METHOD - An electro-optical device includes a controller, a reference current source, a correction current source, a combining unit, and an electro-optical element. The controller generates a reference current control signal defining a first period during which a reference current is output, and a correction current control signal defining a second period during which a correction current is output, the second period being shorter than the first period. The reference current source generates the reference current based on the reference current control signal. The correction current source generates the correction current based on the correction current control signal. The combining unit combines the reference current and the correction current to generate a driving current. The electro-optical element emits an amount of light corresponding to the driving current. The controller generates the reference current control signal and the correction current control signal so that the second period is shorter than the first period.07-30-2009
20090161192CURRENT MODE DISPLAY DRIVER CIRCUIT REALIZATION FEATURE - The invention comprises devices and methods for driving a MEMs pixel, and in particular, an interferometric modulator pixel. In one embodiment a device for modulating light includes a light modulator including a movable optical element positionable in two or more positions, the modulator operating interferometrically to exhibit a different predetermined optical response in each of the two or more positions, and control circuitry connected to the light modulator for controlling said interferometric modulator, where the control circuitry is controllably switchable between two circuit configurations, and where the control circuitry provides current to said light modulator when switching between the two circuit configurations to cause the movable optical element of the light modulator to move between two positions of its two or more positions. In another embodiment a method of driving an interferometric modulator pixel with a driving circuit includes providing a potential difference across the interferometric pixel, wherein the provided potential difference increases over a period of time, and changing the position of a movable reflective layer of the interferometric pixel based on the provided potential difference.06-25-2009
20080316572Optoelectronic device and control method - An optoelectronic device for emitting electromagnetic radiation with a controllable emission intensity comprises, at least one optoelectronic component (12-25-2008
20110228375LASER ILLUMINATION MODULE WITH INTEGRATED INTENSITY MODULATOR - The present application is directed towards, among other things, systems and methods for modulating the intensity of laser light at high frequencies for use in projection systems. A laser is modulated by an electro-optical device, such as an intensity modulator, that can change its reflective or transmissive behavior at rates exceeding tens of megahertz under the application of an electric field. In some embodiments, the intensity modulator may be configured as a Fabry-Pérot interferometer or etalon, or a Gires-Tournois etalon. In many embodiments, the intensity modulator may include a transparent relaxor-ferroelectric-type material between the modulator's reflective plates. By applying a voltage to the ferroelectric material, its refractive index may be varied to dynamically change the resonance of the modulator, modulating the intensity of the light transmitted through or reflected from the modulator. The intensity modulator may be placed in various configurations to modulate the laser through transmission, reflection, or phase delay and recombination.09-22-2011
20090086302OPTICAL MODULATOR WITH SIDE ACCESS - An electro-optic semiconductor device (e.g., an optical modulator) having side access and beam propagation within the device is provided. Side access for the optical input and/or output facilitates disposition of electronic circuitry and/or heat sinking structures on the top and bottom surfaces of the modulator. Internal beam propagation instead of internal waveguiding advantageously simplifies optical coupling and alignment to the modulator. Interaction length within the device is preferably enhanced by passing through the device active region at a relatively shallow angle. The internally propagating beam is reflected from a reflective face parallel to the device active region. The side faces can be perpendicular or tilted with respect to the reflective face. Tilted side faces are preferably tilted to provide external beam paths parallel to the reflective face. Internal reflection from an angled side face can be employed to provide configurations having one side port and one top or bottom port.04-02-2009
20090219600SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ACTUATING MEMS DISPLAY ELEMENTS - Apparatus and methods of actuating MEMS display elements are disclosed. The disclosed embodiments can be incorporated into other drive schemes for MEMS display elements. In one embodiment, an apparatus for controlling a MEMS display element to display a frame of video data, said MEMS display element comprising a portion of an array of MEMS display elements, includes an array controller configured to assert a potential difference on said MEMS display element during a first portion of a frame display write process to place the MEMS display element in a first display state, and to assert a potential difference on said MEMS display element during a second portion of the frame display write process to place the MEMS display element in a second display state to display the frame of the video data, where the first display state is different from the second display state. In another embodiment, an array controller asserts a large potential difference across a MEMS display element to affect charge build up and an offset voltage level. In another embodiment, an array controller asserts a series of pulses to rapidly switch the MEMS display element between states to overcome adverse conditions that may affect the operation of the MEMS display element.09-03-2009
20100177371Organic Layers for Tunable Optical Devices - A method for manipulating light comprises receiving an incoming beam of light at a tunable optical device, the tunable optical device comprising an organic material having an optical property that can be selectively varied under the influence of an external bias. The method further comprises applying a selected external bias to the tunable optical device to change an optical property of the tunable optical device. The method also comprises controlling an optical property of a beam of light exiting the tunable optical device as a result of the selected external bias.07-15-2010
20100182671OPTICAL IMAGE SHUTTER - An optical image shutter is disclosed. The optical image shutter includes an optical filter having a fixed refractive index and an optical filter having a variable refractive index. The optical filter having a fixed refractive index may include two layers having different refractive indexes and stacked alternately at least once. Alternatively, the optical filter having a variable refractive index may include at least one refractive index variable layer, and two layers having different refractive indexes and stacked alternately at least once. The optical image shutter may further include a transparent electrode for applying an electric field to the at least one refractive index variable layer.07-22-2010
20110102877DIFFRACTIVE POLARIZING MIRROR DEVICE - A polarizing mirror device including an optical substrate (05-05-2011
20090116094ELECTRO-OPTIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optic device includes first and second pixels that form first and second images, respectively. The first and second pixels are arranged alternately in a first direction. A light blocking element overlaps the pixels in plan view. The pixels are divided into pixel groups, each corresponding to every two pixels, which are one of the first pixels and one of the second pixels adjacent to each other in the first direction. The light blocking element has openings, each corresponding to one of the pixel groups and located in a region that overlaps the two pixels of the pixel group in plan view. Each first pixel has a light blocking region that partially intercepts light emitted from the first pixel. Each second pixel has a light blocking region that partially intercepts light emitted from the second pixel. The light blocking regions are positioned symmetrically to each other in plan view.05-07-2009
20110032595COMPONENTS AND METHODS FOR USE IN ELECTRO-OPTIC DISPLAYS - An electro-optic display comprises, in order, a backplane comprising a plurality of pixel electrodes; a layer of a solid electro-optic medium; a main adhesive layer; and at least one of a light-transmissive protective layer and a light-transmissive electrically-conductive layer. The electro-optic layer may be in direct contact with the backplane or separated therefrom by a thin auxiliary layer of adhesive. The main adhesive layer may be colored to provide a color filter array. An inverted front plane laminate useful in forming such a display comprises the same layers except that the backplane is replaced by a release sheet. The display combines good low temperature performance and good resolution at higher temperatures.02-10-2011
20100328750HIGH-SPEED OPTICAL MODULATOR AND METHOD OF MODULATING LIGHT BY USING THE SAME - Provided are a high-speed optical modulator and a method of modulating light by using the same. The optical modulator includes first and second resonance cavities that are sequentially stacked on a transparent substrate, wherein the first and second resonance cavities each include an electric-optical layer. According to the method, first and second voltages having different sizes are simultaneously applied respectively to the first and second resonance cavities, and then for the other configuration of the modulator mutually interchanged voltages are applied.12-30-2010
20090034047Integrated Modulating Retro-Reflector - A novel package that integrates components for a modulating retro reflector into a single package is disclosed according to various embodiments. According to some embodiments the package is configured to secure a retro reflector, a quantum well modulator and photodiode. In some embodiments, the package may include interconnects to surface mount to a circuit board. Such interconnects may be coupled with the photodiode and/or the quantum well modulator. In some embodiments, the package may be constructed of liquid crystal polymers and/or may include one or more windows.02-05-2009
20110211245TRANSPARENT ELECTROACTIVE SYSTEM - The invention relates to a transparent electroactive system that includes two electrodes (09-01-2011
20090103160APPARATUS AND METHOD OF FORMING HIGH PERFORMANCE INTEGRATED RF OPTICAL MODULE - An integrated electro-optical module apparatus includes in one embodiment an optical modulator configured to modulate an input optical signal coupled thereto; and a control circuit assembly configured to provide electrical control signals to the optical modulator to modulate the input optical signal; wherein the control circuit assembly is attached to the optical modulator in a stacked arrangement.04-23-2009
20100053721FLEXIBLE DISPLAY PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, ELECTRO-OPTICAL APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - A first etching stop layer and an active layer are formed on an inner surface of a first glass substrate, and a second etching stop layer and a cover layer are formed on an inner surface of a second glass substrate. A display media is formed between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate. A first passivation layer is formed on an outer surface of the second glass substrate. A first etching process is performed to expose the first etching stop layer. A first flexible substrate is formed on the exposed first etching stop layer, and a second passivation layer is formed on the first flexible substrate. The first passivation layer is removed. A second etching process is performed to expose the second etching stop layer. A second flexible substrate is formed on the exposed second etching stop layer, and the second passivation layer is removed.03-04-2010
20100245970LIGHT CONTROL DEVICE, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, AND LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM - A light control device includes: a single crystal substrate (09-30-2010
20110032594Optical modulation device and optical modulation method - According to an aspect of an embodiment, an optical modulation device includes a Mach-Zehnder modulator and a controller. The Mach-Zehnder modulator is supplied a drive signal and a bias voltage. The Mach-Zehnder modulator modulates inputted light on the bases of the drive signal and the bias voltage. The drive signal selectively is superimposes a predetermined frequency signal. The bias voltage selectively is superimposes the predetermined frequency signal. The controller selects a superimposing target which is the drive signal or the bias voltage so as to change modulation formats.02-10-2011
20110164301ELECTRO-OPTIC DISPLAYS, AND MATERIALS FOR USE THEREIN - A first electro-optic display comprises first and second substrates, and an adhesive layer and a layer of electro-optic material disposed between the first and second substrates, the adhesive layer comprising a mixture of a polymeric adhesive material and a hydroxyl containing polymer having a number average molecular weight not greater than about 5000. A second electro-optic display is similar to the first but has an adhesive layer comprising a thermally-activated cross-linking agent to reduce void growth when the display is subjected to temperature changes. A third electro-optic display, intended for writing with a stylus or similar instrument, is produced by forming a layer of an electro-optic material on an electrode; depositing a substantially solvent-free polymerizable liquid material over the electro-optic material; and polymerizing the polymerizable liquid material.07-07-2011
20110096386LASER SCANNING MICROSCOPE HAVING A LASER DIODE COMPRISING A LIGHT MODULATION DEVICE - The invention makes it possible to adjust the light intensity of a laser scanning microscope laser beam in an economical manner and with high accuracy. A separate acousto-optic component can be omitted in that a light modulation section such as an electroabsorption modulator (EAM) or a semiconductor amplifier (SOA) is arranged directly at the laser diode, advisably at one of its front sides. It is nevertheless possible to control the light intensity economically and with high accuracy because the important parameters of the laser beam remain unchanged when the optical output power is changed by the light modulation section. The light modulation section is preferably formed integral with the laser diode in at least one material layer.04-28-2011
20100195184DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD AND LIGHT SOURCE - In accordance with the invention, a display apparatus comprising a light source is provided, said light source comprising at least one superluminescent light emitting diode (SLED), the apparatus further comprising at least one light modulating device arranged in a beam path of a light beam emitted by said light source and operable to emit influenced light upon incidence of said light beam, the light modulating device being operatively connected to an electronic control, the display apparatus further comprising a projection optics arranged in a beam path of said influenced light.08-05-2010
20110188108OPTICAL MODULE - To achieve a size-reduction of an optical module having a circuit that generates a high-frequency clock signal for controlling optical modulation by an optical modulator and to suppress radiation of electromagnetic waves from the optical module. A through-hole via is formed on a multilayer printed circuit board so as to be insulated from a plurality of grounded wiring layers by an anti-pad. A coaxial connector and an intensity modulation control IC that generates a high-frequency clock signal are provided on the multilayer printed circuit board. The high-frequency clock signal is input to the coaxial connector through a micro-strip line formed on the multilayer printed circuit board. An open stub connected to the through-hole via is provided on a wiring layer between a first wiring layer and a second wiring layer among the plurality of wiring layers.08-04-2011
20110149365WAVELENGTH TUNABLE LIGHT SOURCE - A wavelength tunable light source includes: an optical gain medium generating light; a wavelength tunable filter positioned on a optical path and transmitting or reflecting only a predetermined wavelength generated from and injected into the optical gain medium; a first housing where the optical gain medium and the wavelength tunable filter are mounted; and an optical fiber block providing the optical wave having the predetermined wavelength come from the wavelength tunable filter, wherein the wavelength tunable filter comprised of a dielectric thin-film filter formed by alternately stacking a first dielectric thin film layer and a second dielectric thin film layer having different refractive index.06-23-2011
20090174923ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optical device comprising a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a light-emitting layer arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate which is capable of emitting light from a plurality of pixels including at least a first subpixel and a second subpixel, the first subpixel forming a first image and the second subpixel forming a second image, and a light-shielding layer arranged between the second substrate and the light-emitting layer having an opening which is capable of transmitting light emitted from a first subpixel in the light-emitting layer through the second substrate to a first range and transmitting light emitted from the second subpixel of the light-emitting layer through the second substrate to a second range.07-09-2009
20100067087TREATMENT OF CRYSTALS FOR THE PREVENTION OF OPTICAL DAMAGE - Method for treating a nominally pure crystal having non-linear optical properties. The nominally pure crystal contain foreign atoms at a residual concentration of less than 20 ppm so as to provide specific absorption of incident light. The method includes determining, based on testing on a specifically doped reference crystal of same type as the nominally pure crystal, a threshold value. The threshold value is defined by a temperature at which a migration of ions in the nominally pure crystal to the surface of the nominally pure crystal ceases. The foreign atoms are transformed to a higher valance state by a thermally-supported oxidation process including heating the nominally pure crystal at a heating rate that increases by less than 03-18-2010
20120307338ELECTROACTIVE MATERIAL - An electroactive material, in the form of a self-supported layer, comprising: a matrix, which maintains the mechanical strength of the electroactive material; and an electroactive system, which is inserted in the matrix and comprises an electroactive organic compound (ea12-06-2012
20120307337SWITCHABLE AUTOMOTIVE GLAZING - A window glazing (12-06-2012
20100188725High Performance Chirped Electrode Design for Large Area Optoelectronic Devices - An electro-optic device with a doped semiconductor base and a plurality of pixels on the semiconductor base. Pixels include oppositely doped semiconductor layer and a top electrode formed on the oppositely doped semiconductor layer. The top electrode has a grid pattern with at least one busbar and a plurality of fingers extending from the busbar, and spacing between the fingers decreases with distance from the bondpad along the busbar. Each pixel can also include a multiple quantum well formed on the semiconductor base. The top electrode shape produces an approximately uniform lateral resistance in the pixel. An embodiment is a large area modulator for modulating retro-reflector systems, which typically use large area surface-normal modulators with large lateral current flow. Uniform resistance to each part of the modulator decreases location dependence of frequency response. A chirped grid electrode balances semiconductor sheet resistance and metal line resistance components of the series resistance.07-29-2010
20120206787SOLAR ARRAY WITH MULTIPLE SUBSTRATE LAYERS PROVIDING FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SURFACES - A leaky travelling wave array of optical elements provide a solar wavelength rectenna.08-16-2012
20100079842ELECTRO-OPTIC WINDOWS - An electro-optic window is made of a material substantially transparent to infra-red radiation and is treated to have reduced RF transmission characteristics by the provision of carbon nanotubes within the window or on at least one, surface thereof.04-01-2010
20120154889DISPLAY ELEMENT AND ELECTRIC APPARATUS USING THE SAME - A display element (06-21-2012
20090059341ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electro-optical device includes a first sub pixel and a second sub pixel. A pixel is configured by the first sub pixel and the second sub pixel only, and the first sub pixel and the second sub pixel emit light of different colors.03-05-2009
20090067029Electro-optical module, power supply substrate, wiring substrate, and electronic apparatus - This invention provides an electro-optical module with reduced noise in driving voltage. The invention can include a power supply substrate that is arranged separately from the flexible substrate having a driver, so that the noise of the driving voltage supplied from the power supply substrate is reduced.03-12-2009
20130021657ELECTROOPTIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS - An electrooptic device includes first and second substrates that are disposed opposing each other with an electrooptic material layer therebetween, a sealing material that bonds the first and second substrates, a pixel area, and an ion trap portion between the pixel area and the sealing material. The ion trap portion includes first and second electrodes that are formed in a comb-tooth shape and are disposed so that branch electrodes of the first electrode and branch electrodes of the second electrode are engaged with each other. A direction of the branch electrodes intersects with an orientation direction of the electrooptic material at an interface between the electrooptic material layer and the first substrate.01-24-2013
20080239448OPTICAL MODULATION DEVICE AND OPTICAL MODULATION METHOD - According to an aspect of an embodiment, an optical modulation device includes a Mach-Zehnder modulator and a controller. The Mach-Zehnder modulator is supplied a drive signal and a bias voltage. The Mach-Zehnder modulator modulates inputted light on the bases of the drive signal and the bias voltage. The drive signal selectively is superimposes a predetermined frequency signal. The bias voltage selectively is superimposes the predetermined frequency signal. The controller selects a superimposing target which is the drive signal or the bias voltage so as to change modulation formats.10-02-2008
20080231934Controllably Displayable Motor Vehicle Window and Method of Advertising or Messaging with the Same - A controllably displayable motor vehicle window is (09-25-2008
20080225374Display Device Based on Electrowetting Effect - In a reflective a display device based on layer break up or layer displacement having at least two different states, in which one of the fluids (09-18-2008
20080218838METHOD FOR PRODUCING A DEVICE DEFINING A VOLUME FOR RETAINING A FLUID OR A SENSITIVE MATERIAL - The present invention concerns a method of manufacturing at least one device (09-11-2008
20130128331TRANSMITTER OPTICAL MODULE - Disclosed is a transmitter optical module which includes an electro-absorption modulated laser modulating a light into an optical signal through a high-frequency electrical signal; a first sub-mount transferring the high-frequency signal to the electro-absorption modulated laser; and a second sub-mount receiving the high-frequency signal from the electro-absorption modulated laser to terminate the electro-absorption modulated laser. A length of a first wire connecting the first sub-mount and the electro-absorption modulated laser is different from a length of a second wire connecting the second sub-mount and the electro-absorption modulated laser.05-23-2013
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